Men - 13/12/2021

Last weekend the Warwick golfers had a big weekend. Firstly, it was out first chance in a few weeks to enjoy the course after the rain. We had the December Monthly Medal on Saturday and the Shootout on the Sunday. The John Dee Monthly Medal had been postponed from the previous Saturday and was the last chance for players to compete in the Medal of Medallists next Sunday. This event has been sponsored by John Dee for some time now and the thanks and appreciation of the club goes out to the management of that fine company. Matty Grew must be enjoying his summer without the pressure of being the Cowboys top coach and getting in some golf and it showed on Saturday when he recorded an 80 off the stick for the winning score of nett 65. That was just one shot better than Rhys Farrell who shot a 1 under off the stick for his nett 66. Great golf Rhys!!. The "A" graders were to the fore with Josh Hynes next best with 67 and Geoff Hinze on 68 and Jay Roberts on 70. There was a strong field of 64 players in the field. The Condamine Steel Shootout was played on Sunday and as usual provided plenty of excitement. The standard of play during the very long first two holes was an indication of the level of nerves of most players with plus 10 scores recorded on both holes. It appeared for a moment that the women playing behind were going to overtake the men's field. Things got going later and from the 15th tee onwards we only had "A" graders left in the group of 5 again indicating as on Saturday that the course is playing tough at present with little or no run and plenty of rough off the beautiful fairways. The four players left on 16 recorded a total of 1 under off the stick with Shane Scotney having a birdie there and Chris and Josh Hynes and Sean Haynes all recording pars. Sean dropped out in the chip off there leaving Shane against the Hynes brothers going up the 17th. Shane was first to play his second and planted it in the middle of the green and then Josh had to negotiate a great shot thru some trees to put his second on the back of the green and after a monster drive Chris also hit centre green. Shane had a no fuss par with a shot while Josh also had par from the back part of the green but without a shot. Chris surprisingly three putted with a shot necessitating a chip off between the siblings. Both played excellent chips with Chris prevailing. Chris hit another monster drive up 18 while Shane found very thick rough on the left side of the fairway. He played probably his best shot of the day drawing around a tree and placing it in centre fairway just a wedge out. Chris hit just wide of the green and putted it up fairly handy. Shane hit the green but left himself a very tough putt downhill and sideways and failed to convert leaving Chris a nice birdie to finish what was a beautiful round of golf. Next Saturday players are playing a red marker stableford and the Medal of Medals is on Sunday with a draw at 11.00am for finalists. Good luck to all playing in that event.